• Miranda Kerr was photographed nude at six and a half months pregnant by Patrick Demarchelier. She told W magazine she realized she was knocked up the day she shot her Jil Sander campaign. Full pic below. [Fashionologie]

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  • Being a Victoria's Secret supermodel with a handsome film actor husband and dreams of an organic garden and "a solar-powered house" doesn't save Kerr from all of life's indignities: she recently posted to her Facebook fan page, seeking advice about lost luggage. "Hi guys," Kerr (or a minion) wrote, "I wanted to ask for your help... In July American Airlines lost my luggage and I have been trying to locate it ever since. Unfortunately the luggage had my wedding dress in it plus other things that I hold so dear. Has anyone else experienced losing luggage through American Airlines and if so did you ever locate it again? Any help would be greatly appreciated." Four-hundred and fifty-eight people, and counting, have commiserated/advised. [Facebook]
  • After Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and her husband appealed to the Iranian state not to stone Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the state-controlled newspaper Kayhan attacked the couple. "Sarkozy speaks up to defend a murderous and unfaithful woman in Iran while it emerges he is apparently very unhappy with his own third wife Carla Bruni, because of her infidelity and vastly immoral lifestyle," read the newspaper. "Sarkozy, after having cheated and divorced his first two wives, then married the Italian Bruni who has surpassed him even in the area of infidelity." [Vogue UK]
  • According to Forbes magazine, Bernard Arnault, the head of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, is apparently worth some $39 billion. [WWD]
  • Looking for another reason to hate Hollister and its parent company, Abercrombie & Fitch? The store banned a U.K. sales assistant from wearing a poppy with her uniform on the Day of Remembrance. Poppy pins are a traditional sign of respect for veterans and war dead across the U.K. and the Commonwealth. After an outcry, the chain reversed its position. [Star]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow wore some Lanvin stilettos to an event — and they hurt. "I'm in pain," she said. "I feel like I'm in a torture vice." The shoes in question would be the infamous titanium heels Alber Elbaz nixed in favor of flats after only twelve of his runway models could actually walk in them. "I saw the girls couldn't walk. I saw the agony in their faces. They were shaking; they looked like alcoholic girls," said the designer. [People]
  • Elbaz joked that he decided to collaborate with H&M to avoid ending up like Marie Antoinette. "At Lanvin we work every day to be relevant rather than cool anyway, but the H&M collection was to cater to a desire and a need. There are so many men and women who have never tried on Lanvin and this is their chance. We wanted to make it more accessible — and we all know what happened to Marie Antoinette after being in that palace for too long, don't we?" [Vogue UK]
  • Next year's Costume Institute show at the Met will be dedicated entirely to Alexander McQueen. "He really was one of the most provocative voices of the past 30 years in fashion," said curator Andrew Bolton. [WWD]
  • Do you ever just sit there wondering, Who is that Karl Lagerfeld dude, really? Karl Lagerfeld has an answer for you: "I am a cocktail." And also: "People think I'm on an ego trip, but I'm not." [Fashionologie]
  • Lagerfeld also stopped by the BBC Radio 4 to say, "Very often in difficult times fashion is more interesting than in times when everything is too cool, too safe. In a bad moment change is the best thing that can happen." So says the guy who was able to hike up prices on his handbags by more than 30% this year. [BBC]
  • Victoria Beckham says she wouldn't rule out showing in London in future, but for now she's happy in New York. Her business is headquartered in London, but Beckham shows at New York fashion week, and lives in Los Angeles. "I'm a female designer and I'm designing for women. It's got to look good from all angles," she says. "How I work is I put the dress on myself — I won't name names but some of my male designer friends do it too. I've been that celebrity and my aim is to make people look beautiful." [Vogue UK]
  • Here is a very unsettling picture of Lagerfeld and Beckham — two people who ordinarily wear game face in public — smiling and laughing together. [Style Bistro]
  • Janet Jackson says the Jackson family wore Versace to Michael's funeral because she and Donatella "share a very deep bond" because "we both lost brothers." So wearing Versace "meant we were dressed in love." [Fashionista]
  • Supposedly, Kate Moss's latest nefarious plan is to be buried at Père Lachaise cemetery, resting place of Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison, alongside Jamie Hince. [Daily Star]
  • Jason Wu will design a range of bridal wear for Net-A-Porter. [WWD]
  • Tom Brady has another modeling gig. His Nike endorsement deal expired this summer, but fear not — he'll be the face of Under Armour now. [BH]
  • Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani took to her blog yesterday to criticize reality shows based on the fashion industry, calling them "boring" and "monotonous." "TV shows about fashion are generally boring and with so many websites on the subject, unnecessary," she wrote. "Television is great. It makes you famous in a few seconds. It's like fashion. However both together haven't found the way to work. This requires an idea. A new one." Although she mentioned Fashion TV, which can in fact be stultifying/mesmerizing, Sozzani also called out America's Next Top Model, which is odd...because Franca Sozzani is a guest judge on this "cycle" of the show, and the winner will be featured in her magazine. [Vogue.it]
  • This second season of The Fashion Show will be much better than the first, Bravo like totally swears. Iman, an actual person with fashion cred, has replaced Kelly Rowland as Isaac Mizrahi's co-host, and Harper's Bazaar's Laura Brown will be holding it down in the Requisite Editor With A Foreign Accent slot. [The Cut]
  • Tommy Hilfiger is speaking at the Oxford student union today. Weird. [WWD]
  • Pedestrians passing the Ralph Lauren flagships in London and New York tomorrow will be treated (subjected?) to a seven-minute live sound-and-light-and-perfume-mist projection of the Ralph Lauren brand identity. What is this, the Bellagio? The company says the giant, moving ads — which will feature four-storey high projections of polo players and the illusion of the store façades opening up to the street — will enter "the fourth dimension." Looks like someone never paid attention in physics. [WWD]
  • Pictures of Natalia Vodianova and Jonathan Rhys Meyers on the set of their movie, Belle du Seigneur, have emerged. [Fashionologie]
  • Heres a surprise! American Apparel, after two successive quarters of filings so late they drew delisting warnings from the New York Stock Exchange, reported its third quarter results on an almost normal-company kind of schedule. Here's a non-surprise! The results were terrible. American Apparel lost $9.5 million during those three months. Year-on-year, its overall sales fell 10.5%, and same-store sales — a key indicator of retail health — fell a whopping 16%. [WWD]
  • Chloé's ever-so-slightly-lower-priced line, See by Chloé, appears to have ripped off a black, bunny-shaped handbag by the independent designer Mandy Coon. [Fashionista]
  • Among the 24 looks that the staff of the New York Daily News would prefer be left in the '90s are Screech's patterned shirts, Seth Green's get-up from Can't Hardly Wait, and everything about Kris Kross. [NYDN]
  • Burberry is launching a new, and absolutely essential service: Bespoke trench coats. [WWD]
  • Los Angeles-based designer Yotam Solomon's new collection is loosely inspired by the BP oil spill. Solomon, who bills himself as an eco-friendly designer, says he will donate part of the proceeds from his collection to the Natural Resources Defense Council and Defenders of Wildlife. [Refinery29]